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La Hulpe

If you have never eaten at my restaurant – I call it my home from home where I cook for you like I cook for my family.


Did you know our building is the oldest in Leuven? With a stunning private function room at the back.

My name is Varinder


I’m a mother of 3 and a life-long vegetarian running my restaurant out of La Hulpe in Belgium. My cooking is influenced by the culinary depths of my own British Indian heritage, the cuisine of my husband’s Anglo-Persian heritage, and by the rich array of foods I’ve enjoyed through my love of travel.


These 3-hour sessions now moved to Mondays, have been an unexpected success. Not that I thought they wouldn’t work. I just didn’t think the would get booked up so quickly.

What Our Customers Say

Özge TereceÖzge Terece
20:59 19 May 24
Absolutely delicious, colorful dishes representing a unique mix of the Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Personalized service, homey feeling. Everyone working there does their job clearly with passion. Amazing experience❤️
Rik LemkensRik Lemkens
20:26 19 May 24
Always great!
15:21 01 May 24
Beautiful cozy inside, lovely homey atmosphere, delicious dishes, congrats for this restaurant 👏
Matthias TytgatMatthias Tytgat
11:45 29 Apr 24
Great food, rich in taste and containing unique combinations. If you’re blessed with the soapy gene of Koriander it’s best to tell them upfront as they use it a lot. The staff is swift and friendly. We had a great night.
Simon HamptonSimon Hampton
12:41 28 Apr 24
another 5* review
Eric LipinEric Lipin
17:19 04 Feb 24
A real treat with delicious and balanced dishes; top quality and fresh ingredients.The owners treat everyone as honored guests. It shows in the service and the love in the food.Reluctant to add another 5-star review as it's harder and harder to get a table.
Mick de WaartMick de Waart
22:31 18 Jan 24
Amazing place that we stumbled upon through pure luck. The place has a lovely cosy interior that immediately makes you feel at home. The food was really delicious and we can’t praise the service enough. We would highly recommend this to anyone able to make the visit.
Ali AbiAli Abi
13:40 01 Jul 23
She is Indian he is Iranian British citizens so you have a very tasty fusion homemade Middle East to Indian food. One menu per night vegetarian but if you let them know in advance they adapt to vegan. 3 weeks booking in advance needed ! The couple is very friendly the service family style 💝 you feel at home and eating delicious homemade food 🥰